Matt was barely a teen when a war-like tribe killed his parents and kidnapped his sister.Grief stricken, he undertakes the journey of a lifetime into the savage Can-tuck-ee land to restore heart and home.
Don McNair is a writer of fiction and nonfiction.From School Library Journal :
Grade 8 Up–In 1770s Virginia, Matt McLaren escapes after Indians kill his parents and kidnap his little sister. Living with a cruel innkeeper, he is rescued by a kindly local farmer. When the farmer is murdered by a man whom Matt later kills, the boy goes on the run. He hunts with the likes of Daniel Boone, is captured by Indians and later escapes, and helps build a fort with other white settlers. He also searches for his sister. The harshness of frontier life is not spared, from brutal encounters with Indians to brutal encounters with settlers. There is even an illustration of Matt's friend being burned alive at the stake. The plot is long and meandering and sometimes difficult to follow. Characters and place names drop in and out quickly, making them hard to remember. The story does pick up speed toward the end and ties up the loose ends satisfactorily, but it's unlikely that most kids will get that far. Readers interested in life on the frontier might try Shelley Pearsall's Crooked River (Knopf, 2005).–Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH
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Description du livre Medallion Press, 2006. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1932815511
Description du livre Medallion Press, 2006. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P111932815511